Charleston Southern defeats Camels, 86-68

Feb. 09, 2013 @ 08:49 PM

Charleston Southern knocked down 11 threes and defeated Campbell 86-68 Saturday at the CSU Field House Saturday afternoon.

Saah Nimley scored 20 points, including 4-of-7 triples, Arlon Harper added 17 points on 7-of-10 shooting, Mathiang Muo contributed 16, also hitting 4-of-7 three-pointers, and Paul Gombwer added 10 points on 5-of-5 shooting for the Bucs (13-8, 8-2). Charleston Southern entered the game ranked fourth in the country making better than nine treys per outing.

Marvelle Harris came off the bench to pace Campbell with 14 points and eight rebounds. Trey Freeman added 13 points and five assists, and D.J. Mason matched his season high with 12 points for the Camels (10-15, 5-6), who dropped their fifth straight outing after opening the conference season 5-1.

The Bucs outscored Campbell 25-6 over the last 9:13 of the first half and led 49-26 at the break. After being held to its lowest scoring total of the league campaign Wednesday in a 73-53 loss at Coastal Carolina, the Bucs erupted for 49 in the opening half.

Charleston Southern shot 55 percent in the first period and got a 30-footer by Harper at the buzzer. Harper led the Bucs with 16 points in the half.

Campbell shot just 37.9 percent (11-of-29) on the opening period.

Charleston Southern extended the lead to as many as 33 (66-33) with 14:01 to play before the Camel rallied. Redshirt freshman Trae Bremer came off the Camel bench to score a season-high eight points on 4-of-4 shooting.  Darian Hooker added nine points and six assists.

The Camels return home Wednesday to face Liberty at 7 p.m.